Fitchburg State University Overview
Fitchburg State University is a public institution located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The suburban atmosphere of Fitchburg makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.
What Is Fitchburg State University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Fitchburg State.
- In 2017-2018, 53% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Fitchburg State makes roughly $45,700 a year. This is 12% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
Fitchburg State University Rankings
We have ranked Fitchburg State as #339 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Fitchburg State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Fitchburg State has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Fitchburg State University?
Contact details for Fitchburg State are given below.
|Address:||160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697|
How Do I Get Into Fitchburg State?
You can apply to Fitchburg State online at: www.fitchburgstate.edu/admissions/applying/
Admission Requirements for Fitchburg State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Fitchburg State?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.
Average Test Scores
About 92% of students accepted to Fitchburg State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 580. Math scores were between 480 and 560.
Can I Afford Fitchburg State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Fitchburg State, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $7,134 a year. That adds up to $28,536 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Fitchburg State is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Fitchburg State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,036 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,319 full-time undergraduates at Fitchburg State, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fitchburg State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||367|
|Hispanic or Latino||437|
Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Fitchburg State University. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 28 countries are represented at Fitchburg State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Germany.
Online Learning at Fitchburg State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Fitchburg State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 9th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Fitchburg State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fitchburg State University was 53.7%. This is the #481 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Fitchburg State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Fitchburg State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||45%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||55%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||11%|
|Curriculum & Instruction||20%|
|Human Resource Management||75%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Fitchburg State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Fitchburg State.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Computer Software & Applications||#8|
|Human Resource Management||#11|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#14|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#28|
|Computer & Information Sciences||#38|
|Business Administration & Management||#120|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#155|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Fitchburg State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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